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Special Operations Tactical Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USA
First Produced/Service Dates: 2012
Manufactured by: Navistar Defense
Crew: 3, 5 or 7 (adaptable to mission)
Armament: Multiple weapons configurations can be fitted depending on mission.  Reportedly some of these are the 5.56mm, 7.62mm, and .50 cal machine guns, or 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher. Reportedly, the vehicle can be fitted with a remote weapon station.
Engine: 8 Cylinder Turbo-Diesel (MaxxForce 6.0D)
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U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) initiated the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV 1.1) program to find a suitable vehicle to replace their HMMWV based GMV’s. The three finalist vehicles were the AM General GMV 1.1, Flyer Defense/General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems Flyer 72 Advanced Light Strike Vehicle and the Special Operations Tactical Vehicle (SOTV). After a long and sometimes contentious process, the Flyer 72 ALSV was selected as USSOCOM's new GMV 1.1 vehicle.

Although not selected as the new GMV 1.1, the SOTV is still considered a very capable vehicle as it is highly adaptable to a wide variety of special operations missions. A unique feature of the vehicle is that it can be quickly fitted with a number of different external armament and armor packages. One of the options is a low-profile configuration which allows the vehicle to blend into the local environment as a "normal" pick-up truck.  The SOTV is also transportable by many helicopters in use by SOCOM, including being interally carried in the CH/MH-47 Chinook due to a collapsible turret/weapons station.

Data Sheet Available:   Special Operations Tactical Vehicle Sales Brochure (Navistar Defense)


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Special Operations Tactical Vehicle Photos Navistar Defense

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Special Operations Tactical Vehicle Information and Photos Army Guide.Com
Special Operations Tactical Vehicle Information and Photos Army-Technolgy.Com
Special Operations Tactical Vehicle Information and Photos Defense Media Network
Special Operations Tactical Vehicle Information and Photos Navistar Defense


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